It’s a comet!
Starting today March 10th, Comet Pan-STARRS makes its closest approach to the sun, inside the orbit of Mercury.
Over the next several days as it moves away from the Sun it should become more visible. March 12th and 13th the comet will pass not far from the crescent Moon, providing an excelent opportunity for sunset viewing. As the week progresses it should be easily visible to the naked eye.
So if you’ve got clear skies grab the kids for this rare astronomical event